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Brain Mentalblock -
Subject: This was a great night for me!
Thanks for the recording of this show! I'm just listening on my computer, but it sounds really good.
The Greeks might have been waaaaaay better, and other listeners can criticize whatever they want, but I was at the Starlight this night, and it was magical. Listening again to the "Nobody's Fault but Mine" that I will never forget, I love the interplay of guitars that comes through so well on this recording. Oh, and they weren't all burnt out and heading home, they were on the way to three killer nights at Red Rocks. Stop adding up minutes and listen to the energy Jerry puts into "you know he had to die!"
So to me, the band sound excellent. Cryptical is playing now and it's crackling with energy!!
With Jack and Katie and especially Chrissie, this was an unforgettable night, and I'm grateful for the recording.
Hey Now! The gr8 thing about the Dead was the humanity of them all, missing chords, making mistakes and flubbing lines. What you all have to remember is we can all be human and some one is wrong here.
I was @ Greeks '85, have listened to this rendition and Greeks Cryptical on several occassions. @ the Greeks they DEFINTELY play Cryptical > Other 1 > Cryptical... And, it was Waaay better than Starlight.
Also, regardless of how good Starlight '85 was, has anyone cared to look at the time sequence. The Dead played a VERY short show, even by '85 standards. This show sounds like they really wanted to end the tour and go home.
Subject: Interesting '85 show
I used to love this tape. Listening now, I think the charm was the unusual song choices - 85 was pretty interesting that way. In retrospect, the revival of Cryptical may have not been a total success (there's a reason they re-retired it!).
The first set is decent but nothing earth-shaking( Strong FLAS to kick off the set though). The second set features an excellent Eyes (I love it at this tempo - not too fast, not too slow) as well as very cool post drums run of Nobody's Fault->Truckin' ->Smokestack->Comes A Time. Beautiful Baby Blue as the encore as well.
All in all this show's good listen especially if you're a fan of '85 shows.
Thanks for posting this nice, crisp copy - sounds a lot better than my old tape!